Group Policy Templates for Microsoft Edge Chromium

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Microsoft has released a preview version of the Group Policies for their newest Chromium-based Edge browser. Here is how to download them.

As you may already know, Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Windows 10, is moving to a Chromium-compatible web engine in the Desktop version. Microsoft explains that the intention behind this move is to create better web compatibility for customers and less fragmentation for web developers. Microsoft has already made a number of contributions to the Chromium project, helping to port the project to Windows on ARM. The company promises to contribute more to the Chromium project.

Like many other Chromium-based browsers, the new Microsoft Edge browser includes support for the Group Policy. Microsoft has released a set of administrative templates that will allow administrators and advanced users to maintain certain browser features in a production environment pr locally.

As of now, the templates are available in English (US) only. Also, there are no templates included for updates, as Microsoft is about to release it separately for their enterprise customers.

The templates come with an HTML file which provides brief descriptions for available options.The ZIP archive includes the ADMX file, an English (US) version of the ADML file, and an English (US) HTML doc with the list of policies and descriptions.Clicking on the policy name will lead you to a page with the policy option details.

Download Administrative Templates for Microsoft Edge Chromium

You might be interested in reading the official announcement here.

How to install Group Policy Administrative Templates for Microsoft Edge

Note: You need to be running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition to use the Local Group Policy Editor app (gpedit.msc) for adding templates.

To install Group Policy Administrative Templates for Microsoft Edge, do the following.

  1. Download the templates.
  2. Unpack the files to any folder you want.
  3. Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type gpedit.msc.
  4. Under Computer Configuration on the left, right-click the Administrative templates item.
  5. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog, click on the Add button.
  6. Browse from the file \windows\adm\en-US\msedge.adm. and click on Open.
  7. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog, click on Close.
  8. Expand the Group Policy options to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Classic Administrative Templates (ADM)\Microsoft Edge.

The administrative templates add the changes under the following Registry branch:


As of now, these are the actual versions of the Microsoft Edge Chromium:

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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